Young Liberian Evangelist Cautions Youths to Adopt Moral Values

first_imgA young Liberian evangelist and musician, Zinnah Dadzie,  says if young Liberians truly need societal change for the betterment of the country, they must begin now to adopt moral values that will affect the change.Evangelist Dadzie who is popularly known by his Gospel music “I jump over it,” made the assertion in an interview with the Daily Observer on April 18, 2015 in Monrovia.Making the statement in an exciting tone, Evangelist Dadzie said it is not enough to call for change, but if Liberian youths think corruption, discrimination, dishonesty and other sinful acts are bad for the country, they must avoid those things and live the way they think others should live.Dadzie who serves as president of the United Christian Youth Organization,  is of the conviction that Liberia can change and develop if young people set better moral examples by living righteously.The United Christian Youth Organization, according to the young evangelist, is a group from different churches of various denominations that bring together young people to propagate the Good News about Jesus Christ.In line with the objective and goal of the organization, Evangelist Dadzie said they are planning a conference for the 29th of April to bring together  Christian youths to teach the Judeo-Christian moral philosophies.Although could not give an exact position on where he stands on the suggestion of making Liberia a Christian state, Evangelist Dadzie asserted that if Liberians learn to live moral lives by observing the Christian values of  honesty, sincerity, and truthfulness, Liberia will not by constitution be called a Christian state.  But others who will see these Christian values.“The Finance Minister today will not be in that office forever, and ten years from now a youth of today will be in that office.  If we Liberians think things should go well, we should not be the ones to speak of emulating vices from current leaders, but we should learn to practice what we know is right,”  he said.Some Liberian youths, because of the rampant corruption and social discrimination in the country, often speak out boldly that they cannot change what has been put in place, but will also expand on it when they assume public offices.  This is wrong and those who think like that should stop doing so.Cheating in test is broadly done by students at the both secondary and university levels  today, and this had caused the West African Examination to once be cancelled.Commenting on the planned conference, he said new revelations come in every day, and he believes there will be new ideas to teach the youths for transformation in addition to what they learn in their respective churches. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Bankers’ Assn. Honors Governor Jones

first_imgThe Liberian Bankers Association (LBA) has honored the outgoing Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), Dr. Joseph Mills Jones, for his unprecedented support to the Liberian economy.The honoring ceremony, which took place last Friday at a local hotel in Monrovia, brought together top executives from nine commercial banks to bid farewell to Governor Jones for 10 years of valuable service to Liberians as well as the banking sector.President of the LBA, Mr. John B.S. Davies, III, who spoke at a farewell reception in honor of the outgoing CBL Governor, said Liberians will forever remain grateful for his many contributions.He said Dr. Jones deserved the honor, because he did extremely well by improving the lives of his people and the banking sector as well.In his reflections and statement of appreciation to Governor Jones, Mr. Davies, who is also president of the Liberian Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI), described him as an “astute Leader and true son of Liberia.” “I am particularly overwhelmed by the enormous and unprecedented financial and technical support we received from the CBL under the governorship of Dr. Jones,” Mr. Davies noted. Speaking about some of Dr. Jones’ achievements during his tenure, LBA president highlighted that there were only nine commercial banks in Liberia before Dr. Jones, but today under the astute leadership of Dr Jones commercial banks can boast of 11 institutions with growing assets of L$78 billion.“When we look back at the years and the role card, we say thank you Governor Jones because you did well for the banking sector and the people of Liberia,” he said.He also pointed to Governor Jones’s assistance in providing US$5 million to the rubber sector of Liberia, especially when Ebola struck the country’s economy.The LBDI president also admonished the outgoing CBL Governor that in his life sojourn, he should remember them as bankers.Earlier in his welcome statement, Henry Saamoi, executive member of LBA and CEO of International Bank, told the gathering that the Governor will forever be remembered in the banking sector of Liberia.Mr. Saamoi said if the outgoing CBL Governor has more time, he believes the Liberian banking sector will be one of the best in Africa.He praised the outgoing CBL Governor for his many contributions to Liberia.In response, the outgoing CBL Governor said instead of people seeing him leaving the walls of the Central Bank of Liberia, he should be seen as entering the courtyard of Liberia. Dr. Jones said the hope that the Liberians express also reminds him of the hope that he has for Liberia.He also said he believes that Liberia, a country of hope, is on the verge of revival.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Over $127M in rates & taxes collected during M&CC amnesty period

first_imgThe amnesty period (November 15 to December 2017) provided by the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) for defaulters to pay up their arrears in rates and taxes has seen the Council receiving over $127 million in arrears.This was disclosed by City Treasurer John Douglas during a press conference held last Friday in the M&CC boardroom. However, Douglas noted that because the money was paid during the amnesty period, the sum of $335 million was waived.M&CC Treasurer, John DouglasNevertheless, speaking on behalf of the Council, Douglas expressed a heartfelt thank you to all those rate-payers who had come into City Council and “honoured their obligation during the period of amnesty”.The money received was owed to the council over a period of two decades. The non-receipt of the rates and taxes had hindered the works of the council for several years. These included sustaining current works in the City, including drainage; road repairs; cleaning and greening of parks, gardens and open spaces; garbage collection and disposal; and enforcement of compliance with the country’s by-laws and building codes, besides public health and environmental services in all local communities.Prior to the period of amnesty, the M&CC had been owed more than $22 billion in outstanding property rates. The council is urging property owners to visit the M&CC office to pay their taxes, as this would assist in the development and sustainability of the city.last_img read more

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There’s more to come from Newcastle match-winner Perez, believes Pardew

first_imgNewcastle United boss has praised the form of Ayoze Perez but insisted the youngster still has plenty to learn before he earns a regular starting berth.The Spaniard, 20, joined the club in the summer from Tenerife after an exceptional season in the Segunda Division where he scored 16 goals in 34 games.But Alan Pardew has admitted he didn’t expect the starlet to make an immediate impact in his first-team and has insisted he is still too raw for the Premier League despite scoring winning goals against Tottenham and Liverpool in the same week.He said: “[Ayoze Perez’s] game is not ready for the Premier League, in terms of holding it up, and maybe he could keep possession a little bit better at times but he’s just got a goal in him and with the way the game was unfolding I knew we would get a chance.”“Perez had such a week that I just felt if anything falls for him he’s going to put it away [against Liverpool]. I just knew it.” Ayoze Perez 1last_img read more

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Former Leicester and Ipswich man in bid to win MLS deal

first_img1 Sean St Ledger Former Leicester defender Sean St Ledger has joined DC United on trial as he bids to revive his career in the United States.St Ledger has been without a club since a short-term contract with Ipswich expired in November without him ever appearing for Mick McCarthy’s side.The 30-year-old had joined Ipswich after he was released by Leicester last summer following three years with the club.And now the MLS has confirmed that the St Ledger is now on trial with DC United, who are currently preparing for the new season.last_img read more

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MINISTER TO LAUNCH DONEGAL CHILDCARE RESEARCH PROJECT

first_imgMembers of the Donegal County Childcare group viewing the research document.The Minister for Children, Frances Fitzgerald TD, will be launching a Donegal County Childcare research proposal called ‘Supporting Working Families – Releasing a brake on economic growth’.The research will be launched on Wednesday 4th December in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin at 11.30am.The research has been undertaken by Indecon International Economic Consultants for Donegal County Childcare and concerns the provision and affordability of childcare in Ireland. The report will put forward key policy initiatives which could be undertaken to reduce barriers to employment arising from the cost of childcare for a targeted group of families.Avril McMonagle, County Childcare Manager, is responsible for bringing the initiative forward.She said “In recent years the cost of childcare in Ireland has warranted considerable media attention, however, solutions to the problem have not come to the fore.“Therefore, Donegal County Childcare has commissioned this research as an independent examination of whether the cost of childcare represents a barrier to labour force participation. The proposal offers an examination of policy options to address childcare obstacles which may exist to increase employment’. Anyone interested in attending the launch and accessing full findings and proposals should contact Donegal County Childcare on 074 9123442. MINISTER TO LAUNCH DONEGAL CHILDCARE RESEARCH PROJECT was last modified: November 24th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal County Childcareresearchlast_img read more

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7-year-old swims channel

first_img“Any time a 7-year-old has that strong of a desire, as long as it’s a good desire, you should support it,” she said. Alcatraz, once a notorious federal prison that housed some of the nation’s most infamous criminals, including Chicago mobster Al Capone, is now a tourist site that attracts about 1 million visitors a year. The Arizona boy got the idea when he saw a magazine story about a 9-year-old boy who made the swim. Johnny Wilson, a fourth-grader from Hillsborough, completed the swim last October in under two hours.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN FRANCISCO – Fueled by several slices of pizza, a 7-year-old boy braved the chilly waters of San Francisco Bay on Monday and became one of the youngest swimmers to cross the channel from Alcatraz Island to the city. Braxton Bilbrey, a second-grader from Glendale, Ariz., made the estimated 1.4-mile swim to Aquatic Park in 47 minutes, according to his coach. No official records are kept for the feat, but Braxton could be the youngest ever to accomplish it. “I think it’s pretty cool,” the wet-suit-clad boy said shortly after his father grabbed him under the arms and lifted him from the water estimated in the mid-50s. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsBraxton, who said his next ambition is to swim the English Channel, swam freestyle, his favorite stroke, the whole way. He said he ate pizza for dinner Sunday and was helped along by shouts of encouragement from his coach, Joe Zemaitis, and two other adults who swam alongside him the whole way. The toughest part, Braxton said, was the chilly water. He was greeted at the beach on the sunny, mild morning by a throng of reporters, photographers, family members and other well-wishers. Zemaitis, who has completed the Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon seven times, said the fast crossing was partly due to flat water and good tides. San Francisco Bay is known for its strong currents and rough waters that are usually churned up by winds that roar through the Golden Gate. “He did great,” said his dad, Steve Bilbrey. “He looked so strong. He did so awesome. I’m so proud of him.” Braxton’s mother, Stacey Bilbrey, wasn’t originally sold on the idea of the swim, but she accepted it once the boy proved his dedication, training two hours a day, four times a week. last_img read more

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LADIES FOOTBALL: FIVE DONEGAL PLAYERS NAMED ON ULSTER SCHOOLS ALL-STAR TEAM

first_imgFIVE Donegal players have been named on the Ulster Schools All Star Team 2014.Loreto Letterkenny players Marie O’Reilly and Rose Boyle join Loretor Milford players Shannon McGroddy and Amber Barrett on the team.Moville’s Bláthnaid McLaughlin, a student at Thornhill College in Derry, is the other Donegal player recognised as Donegal players made up a fifth of those given All Stars. THE Kukri Sports Ulster Schools All Star Team 20141 – Kayleigh O’Neill – St Mary’s Magherafelt2 – Marie O’Reilly – Loreto Letterkenny3 – Karen Ward – St Columba’s Stranorlar4 – Niaimhín Cooper – Rathmore5 – Aoife Duffy – Our Lady’s Castleblayney6 – Aoife McConville – St Michael’s Lurgan7 – Louise Kenny – St Paul’s Bessbrook8 – Shannon McGroddy – Loreto Milford9 – Niamh O’Neill – Loreto Omagh10 – Michaela McGuigan – Holy Trinity Cookstown11 – Sarah Jane McDonald – Moville Community College 1112 – Rose Boyle – Loreto Letterkenny13 – Niamh McGirr – Loreto Omagh14 – Amber Barrett – Loreto Milford15 – Grainne Rafferty – St Ciaran’s Ballygawley16 – Holly Lynch – St Louis Carrickmacross17 – Lauren Jones – St Louis Carrickmacross18 – Bláthnaid McLaughlin – Thornhill19 – Mairead Grant – Our Lady’s Newry20 – Niamh Callan – Our Lady’s Castleblayney21 – Hannah Hydon – St Mary’s Magherafelt22 – Muireann Atkinson – Our Lady’s Castleblayney23 – Niamh Coleman – St Michael’s Lurgan24 – Mairead Kavanagh – Assumption Ballynahinch25 – Emer Rocks – St Genevieve’s BelfastLADIES FOOTBALL: FIVE DONEGAL PLAYERS NAMED ON ULSTER SCHOOLS ALL-STAR TEAM was last modified: January 13th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LADIES FOOTBALL: DONEGAL PLAYERS NAMED ON ULSTER SCHOOLS ALL-STAR TEAMlast_img read more

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Sponsor Post: Can You Believe There’s an App For That?

first_imgRelated Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Sponsors#web center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Editor’s note: We offer our long-term sponsors the opportunity to write posts and tell their story. These posts are clearly marked as written by sponsors, but we also want them to be useful and interesting to our readers. We hope you like the posts and we encourage you to support our sponsors by trying out their products.Odd apps for mobile devices date back to at least the Palma Sutra, if not before. But Apple has spurred huge numbers of “fringe developers” to mess with our iBrains. Most of these apps cost $0.99, so developers might make money on offerings that make you wonder about the App Store approval process.Some of these apps go where no apps have gone before. Maybe they shouldn’t have.RUSexy: This love tester lets you “meet people or judge them,” all while letting you measure your own “hotness level.” A great idea for those who trust their love lives to a 99-cent app.Anti-Aging: Did RUSexy return an insufficient hotness level because of wrinkles, acne, cellulite, stretch marks, arthritis and a host of other age-related matters? Then step right up! This app offers color, light and sound therapy treatments tailored to the condition you want to treat, all for the low price of $2.99!iPoop: You can learn important things about your personal health from number 2. WARNING: using this app may lower your hotness level.Task-list apps: These things have spread like mushrooms, so the key differentiator may be what they promise to help you do. For instance, if you hate task lists for what they represent -getting things done – then get the Put Things Off app. And guys, if you need help keeping things smooth on the home front, get either one of the Honey Do apps – here’s one, and here’s another.iAllowance (requires iTunes; available in Canada only): Get kids into task lists! They can track their chores and the allowances that go with them. Granted, the kids need to budget $1.99 to get this app – after getting an iPod Touch or iPhone to run it.DrinkTracker: We’re all for keeping track of your BAC (Blood Alcohol Content). That said, what did the field-testing look like for this app? Did “volunteers” remember to enter that seventh martini or umpteenth beer, and if they did, could they still read the display?Hunting Calendar: In a demographic match made in heaven (see also Fishing Calendar), this app helps you plan auspicious hunting trips. Remember to pick up Predator Hunting Calls and Deer Calls and Sounds to help you broadcast woodpecker distress calls and deer grunts during the hunt.Finding new apps: A whole class of apps now alert you when new apps hit the App Store. AppSniper, for instance, tells you when an app you covet goes on sale, while more full-featured apps like PandoraBox send you several alerts each day full of the latest and greatest.To keep up on the wonderful world of apps, dedicated iDevice users need their hardware to give them the peace of mind that comes with keeping their heads in one piece. If this describes you, then step right up and get your very own BlackBerry Helmet!What other new doors will apps open for humanity? The comments section awaits just below. rww sponsor 1last_img read more

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Steve Jobs: Tablets will Usher in Post-PC Era

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Apple#cloud computing#Digital Lifestyle#mobile#NYT#Trends#web “When we were an agrarian nation, all cars were trucks,” began Apple CEO Steve Jobs at last night’s D8 conference, trying to come up with an apt analogy for the recent changes we’re seeing in the computing landscape of the new millennium. “But as people moved more towards urban centers, people started to get into cars. I think PCs are going to be like trucks. Less people will need them.”Jobs wasn’t trying to disparage Microsoft. He was actually referring to the form factor of “personal computers” – laptops and desktops alike. It’s a discussion about the upcoming era of computing where everything becomes radically different, from the form factor itself to the user interface and interactions that, combined, make up what we think of as “personal computing.”iPad Leads the Way? For what it’s worth, Jobs doesn’t necessarily know if the iPad will lead the way into this “post-PC era,” as he calls it, but you can bet that he hopes it will. Apple PCs, more often called “Macs,” were never able to overtake Windows PCs in market share. But with the transformation of personal computing from something that occurs only on boxy desktop computers and laptops to something that takes place on lightweight touchscreen tablets, Apple finally has a chance to be a market share leader for everyday computing, competing only with other tablet manufacturers and tablet OS designers. In this new group of future PC powerhouses, the only other stiff competition is from Google, whose mobile OS, Android, has already started to appear on tablet computers. Plus, Google is launching a second OS, too: the netbook and tablet-friendly Chrome OS, which will arrive earlier than expected, according to reports coming out this morning from the Computex PC show in Taipei. It’s now coming this fall, instead of December, as expected earlier. Limitations of Tablets: Not a Long-term IssueBut when questioned about the limitations of tablets by conference host Walt Mossberg of The Wall St. Journal, Jobs admitted to some of the present-day shortcomings, namely that they lack the ability to handle serious content creation. The iPad currently suffers from limitations in its software (no ability to multitask or maintain multiple open windows) and hardware (not enough processing power to run heavy-duty applications like PhotoShop or video editing software). These issues will work themselves out over time, says Jobs. “The software will get more powerful. I think your vision would have to be pretty short to think these can’t grow into machines that can do more things, like editing video, graphic arts, productivity.”Taking the long view, it’s believable that one day, tablets will be our only computers, with add-on keyboards, mice or docking stations of some sort when we need to do “real work.” But how much real work do you do everyday? According to Jobs, when he goes to write a 35-page analyst report, he’ll plug in his Bluetooth keyboard, but “that’s 1% of the time,” he says.Do you only do “real work” 1% of the time? Change isn’t Easy On a personal note, this vision of computing that has me, as a heavy-duty laptop user, perplexed. My day is spent with my fingers attached to a keyboard, typing, writing, Web surfing, tweeting, Facebooking, FTPing, editing photos, IMing, creating emails and more. At the moment, I have four different desktop software programs open and two different Web browsers running, each full of tabs. I have a local pictures folder open for browsing, and a drag-and-drop FTP app ready for freshly cropped photos. How will this work on a tablet? Will it be possible with the multitasking feature being introduced via the iPhone OS 4.0 update? Something even better? As eagerly as I’m anticipating that new functionality for my iPhone, that interface still feels a little dumbed down when you imagine using it for your everyday work – especially when you’re used to a desktop-like computer, whether that’s Mac, Windows PC or Linux. That may change one day in the distant future, but it’s hard to quite grasp the vision Jobs describes. No more laptop? No more mouse? An occasionally used plug-in keyboard? Am I trading computing power for computing elegance? A workhorse for a show pony?What do You Think?These fears are par for the course, though – change can be difficult and sometimes even scary. A post-PC landscape “makes some people uneasy,” admits Jobs. I guess he meant me, and people like me, whose laptops will have to be pried from our cold, dead hands. These are people who love our tablets… but in the living room and kitchen, not in the office.Then again, many people were probably uneasy when they were first introduced to computers. (This will replace my ledger? My pen and paper? I don’t think so!). They were wrong then; computers replaced almost everything, and with the help of the Internet, every conceivable business model had to transition itself to a digital world, too. Adapt or be crushed. Will the anti-tablet pundits be wrong now? Will everyone who thinks tablets will always be secondary devices eventually eat their words when they become everyone’s only computer? Or is the vision of a tablet-filled world where today’s “personal computers” collect dust one that’s flawed?Image credit: Engadgetcenter_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement sarah perezlast_img read more

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